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in a rocket attack at the u.s. embassy in benghazi. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau now to tell us what happened and what sparked the violence. >> reporter: at this hour it's unclear who is responsible for the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens. stevens and three other americans were killed on a rocket strike on the american consulate. their deaths came as protestors allegedly angry about an online film that is offensive to islam attacked u.s. compounds in libya and egypt. pictures from the scene are airing on cnn. a former pentagon spokesperson is suggesting the attacks might have been coordinated and linked to the 9/11 anniversary. the jib january government is condemning the attacks. stanes -- president obama is calling him a courageous representative of the united states. secretary of state hillary clinton say there is is profound sadness over his death. alison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> protestors climbed the embassy walls, they ripped down the american flag, and replaced it with an islamic banner. the embassy staff had already been evacuated ahe
the benghazi demonstration into a violent one. intelligence officials are also reviewing telephone records and computer traffic. libyan law enforcement agencies say some arrests have already been made. >>> this morning, we are also getting a look at the ruins of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, where ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans were killed. coming up at 7:15, how a note found in the debris is shedding light on stevens' mission in libya. >>> in overnight news, san francisco police are investigating a homicide. it happened in the bayview district early this morning. police say they responded to a report of shooting just after 1:30 at osceola lane and lasalle avenue. police haven't released details on the victim or suspects. >>> highway 1 in san mateo county is back open this morning after a fatal crash there shut down part of that roadway for several hours. that crash was reported just before 101:30 last night. so far, no word on the cause. >>> today, parents plan to help clean up the damage left from a fire that gutted a menlo park school. an early morning f
week in benghazi, libya. president obama, vice president biden and secretary clinton were all taking part in that event as the remains of the four americans returned to american. this a is a short time ago as the four draped caskets were carried by a plane, by a military honor guard. the americans were ambushed on tuesday by assailants with rocket-propelled grenades. one of the them was chris stevens from pedemont high, graduate of 1978. graduated from hastings law in san francisco. >> i want to thank his parents and siblings who are here today for sharing chris with us and with our country. what a wonderful gift you gave us. >> they didn't simply embrace the american idol. they lived it. they embodied it. the courage, the hope and yes, the idealism. that fundamental american belief that we can leave this world a little better than before. secretary clinton attendance at the ceremony was personal for her because she said she sent ambassador stevens to libya knowing she sent him on a risky assignment. [chanting] >> demonstrations are taking place in nearly a dozen countries in the mid
i strongly condemn the outrainous attack on our diplomatic facility in beanos which took -- benghazi is which took the lives of several people. >>> in other overnight news a person in a wheelchair was among the tenants evacuated from a burning apartment in the east bay. tara moriarty is in alameda this morning where an investigation into the fire is now under way. >> reporter: investigators don't know if this fire broke out on the inside or outside of the home. if you take a look behind me you can see where most of the damage is there and the flames broke out on the backside of the house. the emergency call came in around 1:00 this morning. 15 people were forced out of the four plex and took more than two dozen firefighters an hour to squelch the flames. when firefighters arrived they told them someone was still inside the building. >> when we came in the captain was carrying that person out of the building. when we ran in there was additional people coming out and said there might be other people trapped. >> reporter: firefighters were able to keep the damage contained to the one ho
. >> there in benghazi he layed down his life for his friends. libyan and american. and for us all. today chris is home. >> secretary of state hillary clinton asked stevens to be the u.s. ambassador to libya this year knowing the u.s. needed a strong presence and leader to engage with the country's revolutionaries that overthrew gadhafi. stevens was the man. >> reporter: he was known not only for his courage, but for his smile. goofy but contagious for his sense of fun and that california cool. >> reporter: sprinkled in today were songs of america and the america that will never retreat from the world. >> we will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every person deserves. whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that's the essence of american leadership. >> scripture teaches us, greater love have no man than this, but a man lay down his life for his friends. >> reporter: and lay down their lives these four patriots did for their friends, for their country. mike mibach, ktvu news. >>> republican nominee mitt romney took time out today during a campaign stop in ohio to acknowledge the r
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